BEGINNER’S TRIATHLON TRAINING PLAN
Mondays: Hit the pool* for an easy 10-minute warm up followed by 10 x 50 meters with 45 seconds rest in between. Cool off with another 10-minutes easy.
*A standard lap pool is about 25 meters from end to end.
Tuesdays: Lace up your running shoes and go out for 10 minutes at an easy clip. Then step up the pace for one minute, followed by a one-minute walk to recover. Repeat the run/walk four more times and follow with a walk or jog for 5-minutes to cool down. Then jump on a stationary or spin bike for 20 minutes.
Wednesdays: Back to the pool: Follow an easy 10-minute warm up with 10 x 50 meters with 45 seconds rest in between, then an easy 10-minute cool down.
Thursdays: Repeat the run workout from Wednesday, but do a total of eight run/walk repeats (instead of five). Follow that with a 30-minute bike ride.
Fridays: 45-minute easy bike ride, stationary cycle, or spin.
Saturdays: Easy run for 20 to 30 minutes.
Sundays: Rest day! Put your feet up and get ready for the upcoming week of training.
*Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1/25-2/17 I will be brushing up on my swimming. It's been over 15 years since I last swam and I need to make sure I still can (LOL)